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       Title: Lemon Cream Meringue Pie
  Categories: Pies, Bakery
       Yield: 1 servings
            Flaky pie dough for a
            -1crust pie
            -- bout 10 ozs
       2 c  Milk
     2/3 c  Sugar
       3 md Lemons; (3 to 4)
     1/4 c  Cornstarch
       4    Egg yolks
       2 tb Unsalted butter; softened
            Meringue topping:
       4    Egg whites
     2/3 c  Sugar
       1 pn Salt
   Recipe by: BAKERS' DOZEN (NICK MALGIERI) SHOW #1A16 To make the filling,
   combine milk and sugar in a nonreactive saucepan, preferably enameled iron.
   Strip the zest from the lemons with a sharp vegetable peeler, making sure
   you remove the yellow zest but none of the white pith beneath. If you do
   remove some of the white pith, scrape it off the strips of zest with the
   point of a paring knife and discard it. Add the zest to the milk and sugar
   and bring to a simmer over low heat. Remove from heat and allow to steep
   for 5 minutes; remove the strips of zest with a slotted spoon or skimmer
   anddiscard them. Squeeze lemons to make 1/2 cup strained juice. Place juice
   in a mixing bowl and whisk in cornstarch, then yolks. Return milk and sugar
   mixture to a boil over low heat and whisk about a third of the boiling milk
   into the lemon juice mixture. Return remaining milk and sugar mixture to a
   boil once more and whisk the lemon juice and yolk mixture back into it,
   whisking constantly until the filling comes to a boil and thickens. Allow
   to boil, whisking constantly, for about 30seconds. Remove from heat, whisk
   in butter and pour into a nonreactive bowl. Press plastic wrap against the
   surface of the filling and chill until it is approximately 75 degrees. (If
   you prepare the filling in advance, let it come to room temperature before
   proceeding.) Set a rack at the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350
   degrees. Roll out the dough to make bottom crust and arrange in pan. Chill
   crust until firm. To bake the crust, pierce it all over with the tines of a
   fork at 1/2inch intervals. Line it with a disk of parchment or wax paper
   and fill with cherry stones or dried beans. Bake about 20 minutes, until
   lightly colored. Remove paper and beans and continue baking until the crust
   is a deep golden brown. Cool crust on a rack. Spread the cooled filling
   evenly in the cooled crust. Set a rack at the middle level of the oven and
   preheat to 400 degrees.To make the meringue bring a small pan of water to a
   boil. Lower heat so that watersimmers. Combine egg whites, sugar and salt
   in the bowl of the mixer or if you are using a hand whisk another heatproof
   bowl. Place bowl over pan of simmering water and whisk gently for about 2
   minutes, until egg whites are hot (about 140 degrees) and sugar has
   dissolved. Whip meringue on medium speed until it has cooled and is able to
   hold a shape, but it should not be dry. Distribute spoonfuls of the
   meringue all over the top of the pie, then use the back of a spoon or a
   small offset metal spatula to spread the meringue evenly. It should cover
   the top of the pie and touch the edges of the crust all around. Here and
   there, bring up the surface
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   To:     TMVM93B    SHARON KLINGER        Date:    11/07 From: TMVM93B
   SHARON KLINGER        Time:     1:08 PM